Wanna Lose Weight? Wire Your Jaw Shut!

Wanna Lose Weight? Wire Your Jaw Shut!

Back in the ‘70s and ‘80s some doctors would wire patients’ jaws shut to help them lose weight. Sounds barbaric, right? Well, there’s a new version of that weight-loss method. U.K. researchers have developed a device called DentalSlim Diet Control, that uses magnets attached to the back teeth to restrict the person’s jaw from opening more than 2 millimeters, allowing for only a liquid diet. Volunteers who’ve tried the new gadget say they’ve lost 14 pounds in two weeks. (I’d have to invent purred pizza.)

Wisconsin’s Weyauwega Star Dairy set a new world record this week for the world’s longest piece of string cheese. Over 1,700 residents came out to hold the cheese. It was nearly three-quarters of a mile long. That’s how exciting things are in Wisconsin, “Hey, you guys wanna go down and hold the cheese today?” (NBC)

Yahoo says a startup company from Barcelona, Spain is using 3D printing technology to manufacture vegetarian steaks. “Novameat” recreates the muscle fibers of animal meat by placing 100% plant-based ingredients into 3D printers. The company hopes their product will reach the mass market next year. A printer that can print meat. “Honey, I didn’t make dinner, the printer is broken!”
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